Westcott to Leith Hill led by Fran

After two days of rain, the trails were bound to be a little claggy and

we

certainly found plenty of mud. However the morning turned out to be

fine

with some glimpses of sunshine.

Sixteen souls turned out to attempt the Redland Trail. We got up to

Wolverns

Lane from Logmore Lane, Squires Farm and the very tough climb that

heads

directly up towards Simons Copse. Joining the Redland Trail at the

Summer

Lightning track, we made fairly good progress down to Broadmoor, and

then

To Wiston led by Mike O

The weather was cold but not freezing nor wet as some

forecasts had predicted, the route was through some

lovely country, the company and social chat en-route

was pleasant and the tea stop was welcome. Lastly but

definitely not least the leader was hugely skilled and

solicitious to his group ! Yes, last Sunday's Club Run

was another pleasant and healthful outing.

About eight riders met at the Angel and set off to the

south with the target of the Wiston Post Office and

tea rooms (Wiston is just under the South Downs near

Dears Leap Park

We had eleven riders turn up for the Deers Leap Experience,it soon

became

aooarent the leader had not visited site beforehand as the first track

I

took them up ended at a footpath on the edge of the park.

After consulting the more experienced map readers among us we set off

to

explore.We soon discovered the park is not all that big as we kept

passing

the only other user of the park,a solitary man in red,he was always

going in

the opposite direction so we must have been doing something right.The

To Isfield

One of the most satisfying aspects of leading a ride is being told by the participants that they really enjoyed every part of the ride and the club run to Isfield seemed to have been enjoyed by all. On a clear but very frosty morning eight of us set off from the Angel in brilliant sunshine. James on his new winter bike (a very fetching Ribble) had brought along his friend Ben who looked as fit and as fast as James whilst Allan and Mick Conway joined us for the first part of the ride.

To Wisborough Green

Six club riders (Graham, Jim, Mike, Nick, Tim and Billy) met up at 9:15 on Sunday for what was billed as a "hilly ride" that criss-crossed the Surrey Hills between Dorking and Guildford. The idea of the route was to show that some good climbing can be had within 20 miles of Reigate - and climbing there was!